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Quality apartment quietly situated in old centre of Ceret - Ground Floor Flat

Wendy Wilmot

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, german, czech
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Wendy Wilmot

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, czech
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Calendar last updated:
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Quality apartment quietly situated in old centre of Ceret - Ground Floor Flat

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Ceret Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom (1 double, 1 twin) apartment with optional double studio available.

These lovely apartments are situated in a wide-built 19th C 'maison de maitre' (lawyer's house) shaded by towering plane trees within the heart of this sunny southern town with its narrow lanes and pretty squares. Great care has been given to make sure that both flats are well provided, comfortable and attractive. And, although so central, the house is situated in a quiet area only a few moments away from good bakeries, small shops, cafes, restaurants and charming bars - some open till the small hours. Saturday mornings sees the bustle of the colourful local market in the streets around. Stunning country walks just a couple of minutes away and a local lake for swimming a few minutes by car, with the sandy beaches of the Med about a half hour further. Find out more about the town, please see the Ceret Tourist Information website: most helpful and well illustrated.

CERET DIARY 2013 : Musee d'art moderne permanant collection plus exhibition date 'TBC * Every Saturday morning local market in centre of town * 30 June to 25 August Tuesday evening market * Cherry Festival date 01/02 JUne * Dog Show date TBC * @Quérencias'music date TBC * Ceret de Toros Feria (one big party with fireworks, lots of music, bull fights and running of bulls through streets - fun, but noisy!) 12 - 14 July * 22 - 24 July Festival de Sardanes (wonderful local dancing contest) * July and August music in Catalonia Festival *July & August: most Wednesday evenings locals really do dance the Sardane in the streets * Town picnics up high on the hill at Fontfrede date TBC * Ronde Ceret (27th Round Ceret run with many serious runners alongside locals) Sep TBC. Local autumn classical music festival date TBC.

SPAIN: The Spanish border is about 15 minutes motorway drive from Ceret, and just over it lies the border town of La Jonquera - the spot where truck drivers stop to have amazing lunches for next to nothing (and its the place to stock up on food at Spanish prices!). Between the border and Barcelona (about 2 hours away) stretches the Costa Brava, with many charming small bays, as well as the larger well known (and less attractive!) resorts. Particularly of note is Dali's home in the fishing village of Cadeques, and Empuries with its Greek and Roman archaeological sites and the prettiest little beaches imaginable. Inland, Girona is a lovely town with a beautiful old quarter and good shopping. Besalu is a stunning medieval jewel of a town with an amzing bridge spanning a ravine. Figueres has the fantastic Dali museum. Spanish wine, tapas, and of course, endless pottery!

Walking: Wonderful guided walks all year round organised by an experienced, charming and informative local guide will take you to places you may never get to on your own - into the mountains, by the sea or over the border into Spain. Some are half-day, and are graded from easy to 'sportif'. There are also full day walks, and even one to see the sun rise from the top of Canigou (local mountain). The weather is usually fabulous for walking through autumn, winter and spring, and, in summer, the heat is avoided by walking high in the mountains.

For those who prefer to plan their own walks, the area is outstanding and the local tourist office has a good guide leaflet for local walks!

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Details for Ground Floor Flat 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This apartment with its high ceilings has been lovingly restored. We have kept the mood of the old building, with hand-made window frames (local craftsman, who also sells great honey!). And every wire and pipe is new - so everything works. The open plan contemporary style reception room with tiled floor has a large comfy L-shaped sofa, so you can relax in comfort with windows and French windows opening onto the garden. The well-equipped kitchen is open plan but in its own space with plenty of room to cook on its rose granite work surface. Both bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom and other with en suite shower room) are a cool off-white with full length curtains and wood floors. Air conditioning heats or cools the reception room and in the bedrooms electric heaters do the trick in winter or standing electric fans if summer gets too hot. The garden with beautiful 10' (3m) high stone walls is well planted and is provided with a dining area and reclining chairs for sunbathing.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Wendy Wilmot (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, german, czech
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About Wendy Wilmot

I am Londoner, a semi-retired professional property manager and lettings agent, with a grown up family and 4 small grandchildren.

Wendy Wilmot purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Wendy Wilmot chose Ceret

Having traveled extensively through France during various vacations,and being a Francophile, I happened upon Ceret one summer and loved the place. Having done all the wrong things: i.e. no research, no checking other properties,etc, I bought the 1st floor flat in a matter of weeks and I bought the ground floor (a total wreck that needed much work ) not long afterwards. I loved being near the mountains (but not in them), being a short drive from the Med and having Spain on my doorstep in one direction and the rest of France in the other. I enjoyed the market on Saturdays right outside the door and the relaxed, friendly feel of this little Midi town. And, for a Londoner, I loved the feeling of space - a big sky and wild walks just a few paces away.

What makes this apartment unique

The 1st floor flat has lovely proportions and a really 'French' feel. I love standing by the French windows (3 sets with decorative balconies overlooking the road) watching the passers by, or, in spring and autumn particularly, sitting in a pool of sunlight with a book! The 1st floor balcony across the back of the house catches the last rays of the day and is a peaceful place for a drink.

The ground floor flat, which is more contemporary, is cool in summer and snug in winter. It also has a great kitchen with nearly everything needed for serious cooking. The garden (ground floor flat only) with its shady terrace is a huge asset in the summer.

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Ground Floor Flat
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Spacious and comfortable in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in an old traditional building in a beautiful street in the heart of Ceret. My husband and I enjoyed the spacious apartment with the luxury of two showers, bedrooms and large well equipped kitchen and living room. We particularly enjoyed the garden for relaxing and sunbathing, and the terrace for eating outdoors. We totally recommend this apartment and it's beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and made the most of the garden. I will be doing some work to it this winter - hopefully, more roses and clematis. The plan being to spread flowering throughout most of the year. Thank you for your strong commendation.

Fabulous apartment in the heart of old Ceret

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (early fifties) had a fabulous fortnight in Wendy's spacious ground floor apartment; which is in a lovely

old French house. The location was perfect, the apartment was spotlessly clean with everything we needed; even beach chairs and mats. We enjoyed having the odd glass or two of wine in the beautiful little court yard garden; with the charcoal BBQ sizzling away.

Ceret is a beautiful little medieval town- one minute heaving with activity and the next quiet and peaceful. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and Pablo's Bar was a great place to people watch. The Saturday market was a lovely "French" experience. We had a great night watching a "Rock Band" in the Dali Bar, literally around the corner from the apartment. Some nights we fell asleep to the wonderful music and sounds of the town.

We particular enjoyed our trip to Villefrance Venet Les Bains, where we caught the yellow train into the Pyrenees. Wendy's recommendation of the beach "Le Racou" was spot on. The €1 bus to Perpignan is a must!! Spain is readily accessible via the motorway. We had a lovely day in Cadaques on the Costa Bravo but beware of long traffic jams on the mountain road into the town!!

We would love to return to "Wendy's place" in Ceret; home from home- her agent Jay was so helpful and on hand at a moments notice.

This apartment is one of the best we have stayed in. We highly recommend it!!

Clive & Julie- Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 2014

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing recommendation. You obviously had a great time! Céret is often a-buzz in August (although happily the house is away from most activities and music is not obtrusive). The rest of the summer Céret is usually a little more sedate - so it works for those seeking more peace and quiet with only high summer bursting into more pzazz. I am delighted that you will be coming back one day!

Great home base for exploring Ceret and environs

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning a trip to Ceret -- and if you have gotten this far and are not, you will be making a huge mistake -- this is a wonderful apartment from which to enjoy all that this town and this area have to offer. The accommodations were extremely comfortable. The garden was the perfect spot for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. The location was fabulous and Wendy was extremely easy to work with. The town itself is simply amazing and once outside of town it seems that there is something wonderful around every corner -- from beautiful quiet beaches, to snow-filled valleys in the Pyrenees, to the largest wine producing region in France.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. Although you've given no inkling who you are, I do hope you will return one day. Meanwhile, every time I go to Ceret I will endeavor to make improvements and make sure that standards are kept up!

A great family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in this wonderful ground floor flat in Ceret before, this year

we decided to rent it for a whole month. Plus we also rented the 1st floor

flat for two of those weeks so that we could invite friends/family to join

us. And we rented the ground floor studio room for one week, so we had a 5th

bedroom. Thus enabling a great holiday for us and all with our own space but

coming together for meals etc, most of which were enjoyed in the gorgeous

garden - the barbecue was great. We had our 9 month son with us and were

happy with the travel cot, high chair and baby bath. And our 3 year old

daughter was delighted to find a paddling pool to splash about in! We have

already booked our stay for next year -alas, not for a month - and look

forward to Ceret next summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to see you and your family back again. Roll on next summer! Meanwhile I have a winter visit to make to check that the apartment will be in good order for 2014. Thank you for making it all so worthwhile.

Fabulous property - a wonderful stay !,

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from our third stay in this accommodation in Ceret and have again had a fabulous time. The accommodation is of a high standard and well maintained with a great location. The owner is very helpful and provides extensive information and recommendations to make sure that your stay is stress-free and as enjoyable as possible. We would highly recommend this property and we are already planning our return !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely apartment in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was located in central Ceret with everything this beautiful town has to offer on your doorstep including the wonderful Saturday market. The apartment was beautifully presented with spacious rooms and a lovely garden. The owner was very pleasant to deal with and we would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, hope to be back one day!

Highly recommend the restaurant L'Atelier de Fred on Rue Saint Ferreol for a real foodie treat.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Feed-back so welcome. Really nice to know that visitors enjoy the apartment as well as what Ceret and area have to offer - which is a lot! Also, very good to know what a visitor has particularly enjoyed - especially, good restaurants. Quite a number of my visitors return several times - perhaps you will be one of them!


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A 9
Nearest Restaurant
Several within a couple of minutes' walk
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This area is marvellous for walking or painting: autumn colour breathtaking, February mimosa is stunning and then wild flowers and cherries take over. Winter blue skies and Canigou dominate the horizon, dusted with snow 2/3 of the year. Summers are warm, languid and sunny. Together with the clarity of light, this must have given inspiration to Picasso, Dufy, Braque and many more when they lived and painted here. Ceret is a small country town of real charm and great trees; very relaxed, but with many 'fiestas' all year and there is nearly always music. There are good restaurants and cafe/bars. Saturdays see the fabulous street market, with an additional craft market on Tuesday evenings in summer. The Musee d'Arte Moderne in Ceret is a must. Stunning Colioure and the Med beaches only 1/2 hour drive and there are castles, fortified towns and archaeological sites to explore. Toulouse and Montpellier are 2 hours away, Carcassonne even less. Spanish Catalonia is on your doorstep with its enchanting bays. And Barcelona is temptingly only 2 hours away.

Other Activities: Painting. Bird watching. Castles to visit. Fabulous spas in the area.

Golf: The nearest golf course is a small 9-hole course at Amelie-les-Bains, about 15 mins drive down the valley. However, there is a much more impressive course, Falgos, about 45 minutes drive,which is a magnificent place perched high up with wonderful scenery and full spa facilities for those who do not wish to play. Please check out the Falgos website, ask us for link. Nearby golf courses just over the border in Spain.

Ski: Just two hours’ drive to the Cerdagne pistes: ideal for a day’s skiing.

North-facing Cambre d’Aze is perfect for beginners, with wide slopes and easy forest trails while for experienced skiers there are well-groomed challenges. A good cross-country trail runs between Cambre d’Aze and its sister resort St Pierre del Forcats.

Try Puigmal for a good variety of runs with stunning views to north and west. On the other side of the valley, sunny Font Romeu and Pyrénées 2000 at Bolquère link to give 54km of pistes, backed by 500 snow-cannons.

For Les Angles (making its name among boarders) and Formiguères, head north at Mont Louis, the highest fortified town in France. There’s another good cross-country trail down by the pretty lake.

Take another half hour to cross the Spanish border for La Molina (40 pistes/50km) or head towards Andorra (four hours from Céret) to Puymorens: 40km of pistes plus cross-country trails.

Prefer golf to skiing? Go try Snow Golf at Font Romeu!


Rates & Availability

From £375 Per week

Ceret Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
May 16 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
HIgh Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 31 2015 - May 13 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes Easter and Christmas rates may vary. Please enquire.
Security deposit of 200€ or £200 payable per flat
Rates do not include electricity!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ceret Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite with double bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , En suite with twin bedded room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Separate studio on request at extra cost.
  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Good quality mattresses. All bedlinen either white or cream. Bath and hand towels provided. Beach towels also available. Cot (travel type) can be provided. Optional ground floor studio (kettle, mini oven and studio fridge) with en suite shower room and double bed is available on request, at extra cost. Thereby the GF could sleep 6.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This apartment is wonderful for anyone with mobility problems as there are no steps within the flat, and only one on entering and two into the garden. NB: Wheelchair access okay into the flat itself and to the garden, but regrettably the doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms are not wide enough for wheelchair access. Being situated in a quiet area of the old town, it is within a couple of minutes walk to restaurants, shops, etc. Parking in town is plentiful and free, and it is often possible to park right outside or in the adjoining square. Smoking requested in garden only please. Outdoor pool a short walk away, and, even better, a wonderful warm lake a few minute's drive away at St Jean-Pla-des-Corts. Tennis courts a few minutes walk. Cycle hire available just down the road. Horse riding available locally. Golf courses in Spain and in France within 45 mins drive.

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